Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has been coaching Team India for almost 16 months. Since he picked up the role, team India have mostly been on winning ways despite a couple of heartbreaks that came in the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup, last year.
While speaking in the ‘The Rise of New India’ show on Cricbuzz Plus, veteran India wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik revealed an incident in which Dravid praised Bhuvneshwar Kumar during the team meeting after a batter-oriented game.
“At the start of a team meeting, Rahul Dravid literally spoke about him for five minutes. Just saying that he goes very unassumed, very quiet and I think it is very important to give the devil its due in a team meeting. He spoke about Bhuvneshwar Kumar and how he’s been profound in Indian cricket for the last so many years in white-ball cricket,” Karthik told Cricbuzz Plus.
“That was very good to hear because a lot of times we are always fascinated with batsmanship – people obviously hitting fours and sixes – but here is one guy who has consistently performed with the ball and been a prolific performer for Team India, apart from his franchise. A lot of credit must be given to Bhuvneshwar Kumar,” Karthik added.